Saint Leutfridus of La-Croix

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Leutfridus living in solitude; date and artist unknown; Catholic parish church Cœur-Immaculé-de-Marie, Suresnes, France; photographed on 2 April 2011 by Reinhardhauke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Leofred
  • Leufroi
  • Leufroy
  • Leutfred
  • Leutfrid
  • Lieffroy

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Born to the nobility of Évreux, France. Brother of Saint Agofredus. Studied at Condat and Chartres in France. Teacher of young boys at Evreux, France. Spiritual student of Saint Sidonius of Saint-Saens. Benedictine hermit at Cailly and at Rouen in France. Founded La Croix-Saint-Ouen abbey (later called Saint-Leufroy in his honour) c.690, and served as its first abbot. Legend says that he used prayer to extinguish a fire that threatened to destroy his monastery.

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  • “Saint Leutfridus of La-Croix“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 June 2016. Web. 31 August 2016. <>